We are promoting to strengthen our health systems under our Code of Conduct, which states that “We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.”
We are committed to continually improving workplace environments to prevent work-related diseases, including stepped-up efforts to manage hazardous substances (poisonous substances, toxic substances, chemicals) and prevent exposure.
In September 2020, we commenced operation of an upgraded version of our health management system, originally introduced in 2018, which enables us to centrally manage health management information such as health check results using electronic data. The upgrade has enabled more precise aftercare measures and data analysis. In addition to drafting and implementing even more effective health promotion measures, we are also working to continuously improve our system to make it easier to use, even after the upgrade.
We continually provide various mental healthcare training as a form of primary preventive care for mental health issues (such as improving workplace environments and providing training). In addition to “Self-care training” for all employees and “Line-care training” for managers, we also provide mental health training by level. Starting from fiscal 2019, we now hold consultations to speak with a clinical psychologist stationed at each office for employees within three years of joining the Company , in an effort to prevent the development of mental health issues. As the COVID-19 pandemic brings us major changes to our working styles and everyday lifestyles, we are continuously examining the mental and physical health of all our employees to identify issues and formulate response measures. As a form of secondary and tertiary preventive care for mental health issues (such as early response to employees with mental health issues and support for their return to work), we continue to offer meetings and consultations with industrial healthcare staff at each of our offices and plants. For employees who are taking time off, we have created and operate an internal program and manual to aid them in returning to work, use external back-to-work programs, and take other initiatives to provide them with thorough support for their return to work after recovery.
We simultaneously operate a stress-check system at all non-consolidated offices, including those with less than 50 workers, and 10 Group companies, offering meetings with physicians as needed for those diagnosed with high stress levels. We have also conducted detailed attribute-specific analyses of group analysis results for all non-consolidated offices and plants. We are also identifying issues and formulating response measures by sharing information with the management divisions of in-house companies. Going forward, we will continue to drive the creation of workplace environments in which it is easy for employees to work.
While we so far have been engaged in unique activities at each our offices and plants, on October 1, 2020, we issued “the Mitsubishi Materials Group Health and Productivity Management Declaration” ; and since April 1, 2021 we have been engaged in health and productivity management efforts.
Over 70% of Group companies are also engaged in health and productivity management efforts considering the scale of each company.
Under our Corporate Philosophy of "For People, Society and the Earth" and our Code of Conduct which states that “We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders,” Mitsubishi Materials Group will make maximum efforts and engage in continual improvement to prevent occupational accidents, ensure occupational hygiene, and manage the health of its employees.
Specifically, the Group will engage in efforts to reform working styles, and deploy measures for improving the mental and physical health of employees and their families, in collaboration with the Mitsubishi Materials Health Insurance Association.
In response to global pandemics and other new diseases, too, we will work to prevent infections and ensure the health of employees and their families.